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Minitrue: Delete “South Park” Episode “Band in China”

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. All websites: Delete the episode...

Chinese Reject Newest TV Star As Too Pretty for Ugly Role

Tania Branigan reports in The Guardian on the new Chinese version of Ugly Betty: But now “Ugly Wudi” faces a backlash, with newspapers and internet users complaining that the star of the show is too good-looking for...

China steps up TV censorship – CBC

From CBC: In a new attempt to reassert control over popular culture, China has barred new foreign television channels and plans to step up censorship of imported programs. China has greatly liberalized media markets over the past three years and satellite broadcasters such as News Corp. and Viacom have moved in. But that’s prompted concern […]

No new foreign TV channels allowed – Xinhua

From Xinhua: China would forbid any new foreign-owned TV channels from entering the country, domestic media reported. China “will not again allow a foreign satellite TV station to have landing rights in the country,” Xinhua said, citing new rules from domestic regulators. Regulators said the new rules were designed to strengthen oversight of the industry […]



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